Exhibition opens Thursday night, January 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Nelson Gallery, Room 124 of the Art Building, UC Davis. Runs through March 7th, 2010.
Have you ever wondered how exactly museums get their collections of art? This exhibition of recent acquisitions to the UC Davis Fine Arts Collection offers insight into this practice, with an exhibition of some 40 works donated in the past three years. Alumni, professors, and collectors, who believe in the work of the Nelson, have added their gifts to the ongoing work of the museum in caring for and exhibiting great works of art. For the Nelson, the emphasis is on post-WWII art from Northern California.
“We at the Nelson are made humble by the generosity of our community in helping us build a world class collection, as we prepare to take the Nelson to a new level of ambition and visibility in new facilities,” said Renny Pritikin, director of the Nelson since 2004.
Works on view include hand-worked prints by Wayne Thiebaud given to honor the centennial of the University; drawings by Robert Arneson given by the estate in honor of the retirement of Chancellor Vanderhoef; prints by Malaquias Montoya given on the occasion of his retirement; a drawing by Arneson of Roy De Forest given by Gloria De Forest; a drawing by William T. Wiley on the occasion of the Nelson’s touring exhibition, You See; works by William Theo Brown and Paul Wonner donated by Norman Jones; a work by alum Melissa Pokorny; a work by alum Michael Tompkins donated by Professor Jeffrey Ruda; and more.
ALSO ON VIEW:
· In the Entryway Gallery (Room 125, Art Building): Three recently conserved works from the collection, by Weston, De Forest and Thiebaud.
· At the Buehler Alumni Center: Works donated to the collection from the art program at the Vacaville Medical Facility.
· At the Tsao Gallery in the Davis Art Center: Additional works by Arneson as well as his students will be on view in the exhibit A Seed Planted: A Tribute to Robert Arneson. The exhibit runs January 8-February 5, 2010; ArtAbout reception, Friday, January 8, 7-9pm.
For further information or images please contact Katrina Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.